I'm a little nervous in my new course, but did find a topic that I would love to learn more about. I decided to research Down Syndrome and the early intervention process/school readiness. Let me give you a little history on why I chose the broad topic of Down Syndrome. My husband's parents divorced when he was very young. His mother remarried a man with a young son--this man's name is Larry. Pryor to this man becoming my husband's step-father, Larry had been married with two boys--one aged 13 and one aged 7. Sadly the 13 year old had just lost his battle to complications of leukemia. Along with leukemia, this beautiful boy also had Down Syndrome. My father-in-law still morns his eldest son's death. Working so closely with the special needs preschool class, I have a true interest in special needs--especially Down Syndrome. Just listening to my father-in-law share stories of his bright, beautiful boy makes me want to understand the syndrome to its fullest. I decided to look into early intervention because the sooner we intervene, the better chance these young children have at a successful future.
I'm hoping my research journey will be successful and any tips along the way will help. I'm nervous and excited to begin my research journey and I hope you will help me!!!